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Management reviews were reinstated back in 2016 after a five-year absence and were fully implemented and observed by the assessors during an onsite assessment in April 2017. As we talk with laboratories, there seems to be a common theme of receiving non-conformities in this area. Solving this problem boils down to periodic reviews of the AASHTO

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If your laboratory is accredited, you are required to participate in a Proficiency Sample Program (PSP) in the areas that are applicable to your areas of accreditation. This requirement is a tool for your laboratory to monitor not only quality but to identify any testing issues that may arise with erroneous data. You can track trending

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We’re at the midpoint in the year and most construction materials laboratories are in full swing! Non-essential activities typically take the back seat and, unfortunately, the details of the quality management system will typically take a hit. Wouldn’t it be nice to wrap up all those activities and have some sort of a system or

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We recently received feedback from AASHTO re:source regarding assessor access to a laboratory’s Quality Manual (QM). They received a request from a user of R18LabQMS and asked if they could log in to their account and dig through and find all their supporting documentation for resolution of non-conformities. Assessor access The purpose of “Assessor Access”

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As we continue our quest into version 2.0, let’s take a look at the “Manage Lab” tab. With the navigation bar across the top, the manage lab tab is meant to be used as an administration section for your account in the process of managing your Quality Management System.   Just to hit the highlights,

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After nearly one year in the planning and development of version 2.0, the upgrade went live on March 12th! We are closely tracking any issues that may arise, and listening to user feedback.   Important to Note We are checking for browser compatibility, and at this point Chrome and Firefox are working the best. We

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R18LabQMS v2.0 is now live! When you get a chance, check out the new look and features of the application.             Thanks, R18LabQMS Team

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R18LabQMS Version 2.0 set to be released We are now in the final stages of beta testing for V2.0, as this new version will be released shortly. In the past five years we have gone through numerous version updates, with V2.0 being our 20th significant version update. Additionally, there have been numerous changes along the way

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Like most laboratories, when it’s time for an on-site assessment we all scramble to be sure we’re prepared when the assessor walks through the doors of the laboratory. Preparation typically consumes lab staff weeks before the big day. Having tools to manage your Quality Management System, and having an ongoing process in place can make

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In the first quarter of 2018 we plan to launch v2.0 of the R18LabQMS application. This version provides a new and refreshed layout of the application that will be more efficient to use and hopefully provides better management of your Quality Management Program. The enhancements of this version provide a more comprehensive dashboard that contains

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